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October 31, 2016

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations for 2017

top honeymoon destinations 2017

Ah, your honeymoon. After all those months and months of planning, what better way to settle into married bliss with your significant other than an incredible honeymoon. Whether you crave adventure or lazy days on the beach, a honeymoon is a great way to bask and fully enjoy your newly minted married status. So this list of top 10 honeymoon destinations of 2017 will be sure to have something for every couple. So no matter your budget or your personalities, be sure to start planning for your romantic getaway of a lifetime!

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations for 2017 

If you’re going to spoil yourselves once in your life, than no better time to do it than your honeymoon. Whether you want to plan epic adventures through the mountains or admire centuries old architecture in the Eastern Block, check out these 10 honeymoon destinations for 2017!

1. Iceland

There is no denying that Iceland is a hot travel destination – like for real, have y’all been on Instagram lately? Regardless of how popular it is, Iceland makes for a perfect honeymoon destination for couples who enjoy the outdoors, natural beauty, and adventure. Climb glaciers, spot the Northern Lights, or enjoy a spa day at the Blue Lagoon are among the many activities for adventurous honeymooners. Another amazing feature? It’s great year around! So no matter your wedding date, Iceland makes for a great honeymoon to take right after your wedding!

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2. Eastern Europe

Ok, we all know that the Eastern part of Europe is gorgeous, affordable and full of culture. Imagine walking through the alleys of Prague, taking in the views of Budapest or exploring the seas of Croatia. Visit one country or trek through a few, Eastern Europe is perfect for couples looking for romance and beauty. 

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3. Big Sur, California

Big Sur on the California coastline is absolutely stunning. You can relax at the luxurious Post Ranch Inn, take in a hike and see the beautiful McWay Falls or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. Big Sur is also perfect for those looking to travel close to home or are looking for a quick getaway for the time being. Big Sur is a perfect honeymoon destination for those who seek adventure, natural beauty and want utter peace and romance. 

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4. Portugal

Portugal is absolutely stunning. Whether you want to explore the capital of Lisbon, enjoy the beauty of Algarve, or wine taste in Porto, there is so much to do! Another benefit of honeymooning in Portugal? Portugal is highly affordable, so go ahead and live it up in luxury.

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5. Canada

It’s no surprise that Canada is at the top of many best places to visit in 2017. Filled with natural beauty, Canada makes for an amazing adventurous and romantic honeymoon destination. Take advantage of the free entry to it’s National Parks next year, explore Lake Louise or check out the hip city of Montreal, there is so much to do in beautiful Canada. 

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photo courtesy of Flickr

6. Balearic Islands

This stunning archipelago off the coast of eastern Spain is a perfect destination for a honeymoon. It’s romantic, has gorgeous beaches, and hosts some of the biggest beach parties on Earth (Ibiza, anyone?). Even if have the funds, splurge on a boat and sail to Majorca, Minorca, or even to Fromentera. 

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7. Hawaii

Hawaii (any island) makes for the perfect honeymoon. Sure it’s not original, but there is a good reason Hawaii keeps returning to the top honeymoon destinations list. It’s gorgeous, utterly romantic, and full of fun things to do. Enjoy a hike along the coast, paddle board to work off the previous night’s mai tai, and wake up in your beach front bungalow… do I need to continue here? So as you can see, a Hawaiian honeymoon is perfect!

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8. An Exotic Cruise

Ok, cruises sometimes get a bad name, but hear me out here. Pick an exotic cruise that takes you to locales such as Oman, the Nile, and Dubai and you’re in for a treat. Unpack once and let the boat take you from place to place. Imagine your days are spent exploring ancient ruins or fabulous palaces and your days at sea in a spa. Like I said, think exotic here – the more exotic, the better!

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9. South Africa

Hot damn, South Africa makes for an adventurous and beautiful honeymoon. Hands down one of my favorite honeymoon destinations for 2017. Explore wine country, see the penguins, drive along the coast, and dun…dun…dun… check out a safari! Why not check off your bucket list during your honeymoon? 

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photo courtesy of Flickr

10. Chile

Ok, is it just me or is adventure travel really in right now? Well, look no further than my top pick (and all around #1 next place I want to go) than Chile! Sip wine, snowboard in the Andes, trek glaciers in Patagonia, or check out the beautiful seaside in Valparaiso, there is something for everyone. Another great feature? Getting married in the off season makes for the southern Hemisphere destination perfect! 

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Whether you go to one of these top picks or go somewhere else, your honeymoon will be fabulous regardless. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Honeymooning!

Xo, Chloe

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  • Beautiful destinations! Every year we go away for our anniversary – we call it our annual honeymoon – and it would be a treat to go to some of these places.

  • Gemma

    Canada is a great place for a honeymoon for adventurous couples – there are so many places to camp out under the stars especially where I live in BC. Iceland is another awesome idea and is actually where my brother is going on honeymoon in June!

  • AdventuresOfAjerseygirl

    We are having our dream honeymoon in The Maldives in Feb to celebrate our 10th anniversary, so I know what it’s like to wait until you can go to somewhere awesome. There are so many on your list I could recommend, but after 4.5 years living in Prague all I can say is you Must go! Budapest is also great for something a bit different. Oman is incredible and a cruise would be fabulous. Great post #flyawayfriday

  • David Johnston

    A great list of destinations and some that can also be done on your own too! Wonderful list, highly recommend Iceland, Portugal and Eastern Europe.

  • Fantastic list – you missed off Fiji though 😉 We were married this year and we ended up choosing a typical John-and-Juliette destination completely off the beaten track, down to Stewart Island at the bottom of NZ. Beautiful nature! But not quite the warm tropical getaway most would imagine for a honeymoon! #FlyAwayFriday

  • Lynne Sarao

    Oh my god, Chile & Patagonia are at the very top of my list to travel to next as well. I’m toying with the idea of going in February. I’m not even close to getting married but this is a great list that I’d like to check off as well!

  • Great selection, Chloe! One of my best friends just went to South Africa for her honeymoon and she absolutely loved it!

  • Tracy McConnachie Collins

    Great selection – not getting married next year but its the big 5-0 arghhh so looking for somewhere to go for a big holiday! South Africa is one of my favourite destinations – as is Canada but for me I think Iceland is calling! It looks so amazing and it seems like everyone has been or is going!

  • Great list, Chloe! The honeymoon ship has obviously sailed for me, haha. But we had our honeymoon in Germany and then flew to Thailand right after. But these are all places I want to go as a family. #FlyAwayFriday

  • Awesome list! We took a belated honeymoon in Ko Lanta, Thailand it was absolutely magical 🙂 Quiet, rural, idyllic beaches – absolutely perfect! Loving the sound of Big Sur, though. We’ll have to have a honeymoon part 2! #flyawayfriday

  • This is a great list Chloe! I have been to some of these places and can say they are beautiful and fun. Eastern Europe is a great option for newlyweds. The prices are good, the architecture is pretty and you can have boat rides in both cities. #FlyAwayFriday

  • nattiekaf

    all of these locations are awesome! for a honeymoon or for any kind of travel. So much wanderlust!
    #flyawayfriday

  • Laura & Juan Pablo

    Great post! And we are actually going to be honeymooning in 2017, so this is some excellent food for thought, thanks!

  • Tiffany

    Wow. Those pics! Everyone is going to Iceland right now. It’s just going crazy! Well, after spending a month self driving in South Africa I can say that would be high on my list to repeat. I never knew how easy and affordable that could be. Thanks for this enticing post – I may go even tho it’s not a honey moon. hehe. 😉

  • Alex

    I think I’d pick either the Balearics or Hawaii off your list. We chose Italy for ours and never regretted it, especially when you book a five star hotel! #flyawayfriday

  • Ooooh Portugal would be SO awesome! We’ve decided to go to Fiji & New Zealand for our honeymoon!

  • Erin Morris

    I may not be going on a honeymoon anytime soon, but I sure want to go to all of these locations!

  • Great list! I would definitely go to Iceland or Hawaii, but I have got a feeling I will get there before I even get maried. I am thinking about climbing Everest with my partner instead. How’s that for a honeymoon? Ha!

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